The Comox Valley 35+ Masters soccer team opened the season in Powell River on the weekend, dropping a closely contested game 5-3.
The home team scored an early goal under the scorching sun and from that point on the CV Masters were playing catch up.
Pat Bell tallied on a beautiful corner kick by Ron Quilter to start a second-half comeback push with Ryan Thir popping in a beautiful late game goal to make it 4-3. Powell River answered back with only a couple of minutes left to put the game out of reach.
Andrew Barnie made a few great saves in the game to keep the CV Masters in it and had little chance on most of the goals that got past him.
Overall it was a wonderful day of soccer and the host Powell River team, deserving of the win, also provided an excellent post-game gathering at their clubhouse.
The 35+ Masters will next host games against Qualicum and Campbell River on Sept. 24 and 25.